Cloud Computing

When it comes to cloud computing, you need information, education and solutions. This section of blogs is written about cloud computing based on the products offered by ScanSource, Inc. and the vertical markets we sell into. Get news and analysis of the data center industry, cloud computing, the private cloud, energy efficient IT and Internet infrastructure.

From Zero to Hello World – The TADHack London Story

by Jeremy Burton April 19, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Vince Puglia Imagine 5p.m. on a Friday, your boss asks you to write an application that can record WebRTC conversations and analyze the speech to identify specific keywords. Oh, and you don’t really have experience using real-time communications and your boss wants to see a demo by Monday… Besides wondering what ‘big-brother’ could do […]

Unified Communication Just Got More Powerful with Polycom and Microsoft

by Lauren Eckstein April 19, 2016 Business
Polycom

For more than 12 years, Polycom and Microsoft Corporation have been working to unify communication with the highest level of solution offerings for their customers.  As of March 2016, Polycom and Microsoft have announced their plans to expand the reach of Skype for Business in the form of three, world-class video collaboration developments.

Channel Partners 2016

by Monica Fish April 18, 2016 Cloud Computing
Polycom

Wow, what a fantastic show! Las Vegas never seems to get old when you are around massive amounts of IT people! Having the opportunity to engage with others in our industry from all over the US makes a statement in itself. One of the main focuses we can’t help but be mesmerized with – the […]

Hello, Video. Where are you? I am here with WebRTC!

by Jeremy Burton April 13, 2016 Business Management Series
Dialogic

By Elhum Vahdat Video in real-time communications has been coming for a long time. Unfortunately, its hype came way before it should have.  Service Providers knew it had potential, but were never sure how to “sell” it (price, market, etc.).  Also, let’s not forget the discussions around the bandwidth requirements of video.  So what has […]

7 Ideas for Restructuring your Compensation Models

by Jennifer Clark April 13, 2016 Cloud Computing

In the early days, it was easier for technology companies to compensate their sales teams with total sales-based commissions. With hardware going out, money came in, and sales employees were compensated based on the company’s commission structure. Now, however, technology is offering more cloud-based services that generate monthly recurring revenue and not one large influx […]

Skype for Business Cloud PBX = A Win for Your Enterprise

by LaVonda Huskey April 6, 2016 Cloud Computing
Microsoft Sonus

Want to cut costs and achieve greater productivity in the workplace? You’re not alone. Cutting costs is key for growth among enterprises, many of which are finding their current on-premises communications systems too costly to manage and maintain. “Cloud” is becoming a more commonplace term in my conversations with enterprises. A growing number of them […]

Innovation is “Hot” Again with Communications APIs

by Jeremy Burton March 28, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Alan Percy One of my first jobs as a software developer in telecommunications was writing an automated hotel wake-up application based on TDM voice boards using an ancient API.  Who knew that nearly 30 years later, applications and APIs would still be a huge catalyst of innovation?   If the last few months can be […]

What Stood Out At Channel Partners 2016

by Andrew Runion March 23, 2016 Business

As we come back to reality and check our bank accounts, I want to look back at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference this past week in Las Vegas. With all the past conferences that have taken place, what stood out this year? One thing you couldn’t help but notice was the plethora of basketball goals. […]

Flexible Application Creation

by Jeremy Burton March 23, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi You may have heard that we’ve just entered a new business territory. Over the past few years, we’ve gotten requests from customers to help them build their applications. And we got more. And more.  And more.  So, that’s how it all started. We’re not only enabling applications now, but also building them. […]

Intermedia and Sonus for SIP Trunking

by Philip Weeks February 29, 2016 Cloud Computing
Intermedia Sonus

With the potential cost savings of VoIP in general, and SIP trunking specifically, it’s not a matter of if, but when companies are taking the plunge.  There are many reasons why SIP trunking makes sense to both Small to Medium Businesses and Enterprises alike.  Some of the highlights include: